Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


Roger was about to do something bad. Unfortunately, he can't remember what it was because he has been transformed into a cockroach. In this Kafkaesque graphic adventure game, Roger (you) must scurry through the walls of a run down San Francisco bar trying to restore his memory and his human form while avoiding spiders, a roach eating cat, and other creatures that live in the bar.


Bad Mojo Windows The transformation to roach (from intro).
Bad Mojo Windows Dead "rat king", now it's safe to pass him.
Bad Mojo Windows Messy kitchen table. Seems like your landlord doesn't care much of cleaning.
Bad Mojo Windows The main menu.

Promo Images

Bad Mojo Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "坏蟑螂" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Bad Mojo: Путь таракана" -- Russian spelling
  • "Bad Mojo: The Roach Game" -- Tag-lined title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The search is more important than the find. (or something like that...;) Windows Zovni (10633)
Can you stomach it? Windows Kayburt (7819)
Be yourself - be a cockroach Windows Isdaron (726)

Critic Reviews

Pelit Windows Aug, 1996 92 out of 100 92
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows Mar 05, 1996 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 9 out of 10 90 Windows 3.x Mar 07, 2014 18 out of 20 90
PC Action (Germany) Windows 3.x Apr, 1996 84 out of 100 84
High Score Windows 3.x Jul, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Just Adventure Windows Mar 28, 2003 B 75
PC Zone Windows 3.x May, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Quandary Windows Jul, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Windows 3.x May 11, 2021 Unscored Unscored


There are currently no topics for this game.



The three possible endings can be found as .mov files on the CD-ROM.


  • At the bottom of the newspaper page placed above the urinal, there is an ad for Iron Helix, which was developed by the same team.
  • The cat's name, Franz, is an obvious homage to Franz Kafka. Protagonist Roger Samms's name is very similar to Gregor (spelled backwards = rogerG) Samsa, Kafka's main character from The Metamorphosis.
  • The cut out eyes on the wall of Roger's research room include those of celebrities, such as Michelle Pfeiffer and David Duchovny.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #7 Top Sleeper Of All Time
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1997 - Most Innovative Player Character in 1996
Information also contributed by Patrick Bregger, Steve Suchman, and Zovni.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by ClydeFrog (10533), Scaryfun (17977) and Jeanne (76308)